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Moore, Joplin Mayors: Majority of Tornado-Stricken Homes Being Rebuilt

Mayors from two communities hit by deadly EF5 tornadoes in recent years say more than three-quarters of residents who were displaced have rebuilt their homes or intend to do so. It’s been almost three years since the town of Joplin …

Oklahoma, Texas Had Costliest Natural Disasters in 2013: Hartwig

The Oklahoma tornadoes of May 2013 not only caused significant loss of life but also contributed to its designation last year as the costliest state for natural disaster related insurance payouts, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). “Oklahoma’s policyholders …

Dubious Distinction: Texas, Oklahoma Have Most Twisters in 2013

Texas and Oklahoma led the nation in the number of tornadoes last year. Oklahoma’s 79 was well above the state’s average of 57. Texas had 81. Greg Carbin, the warning coordination meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, told …

National Tornado Summit Focused on Catastrophe Preparedness, Response

The third annual National Tornado Summit being held Feb. 10 and 11 in Oklahoma City will bring together insurance industry professionals, emergency managers, policymakers and weather experts. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak says it’s an unequaled opportunity for attendees to …

Oklahoma City Hosts 3rd Annual National Tornado Summit

Insurance industry professionals, emergency managers, policymakers and weather experts are invited to attend the 3rd annual National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City Feb. 10-11. The National Tornado Summit includes dedicated tracks for insurance producers, insurance adjusters, emergency managers and meteorologists. …

University Of Central Oklahoma to Co-Host 2014 Tornado Summit

The University of Central Oklahoma has been selected as a co-host of the 2014 National Tornado Summit. The summit serves as a forum for national and state experts to meet and recommend new policies to improve emergency management, preparedness and …

Oklahoma to Host National Tornado Summit

Oklahoma will host its second annual national tornado summit in Oklahoma City March 10-12, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Emergency managers, policymakers, insurance industry professionals, teachers, weather experts and weather enthusiasts are expected to attend. “Since severe weather impacts everyone, …